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The new Triton has not only built on the off-road capabilities of its Pajero and Pajero Sport siblings, but offers many of the same luxurious appointments. A higher quality finish than the current Triton and some finer touches such as the glove box dampers make for easier operation and for convenient daily use.

mitsubishi pajero sport shogun

Its latest offering, the Pajero Sport Shogun, is the bodybuilder cousin in this team. Even more competent than the standard Pajero Sport, the Shogun – a Japanese name, which came into existence in about 1192 and which translates as, The General who defeated the Barbarians – is kitted out to the hilt and may be driven straight off the showroom floor.

The Dakar Rally may have moved to another continent, but that has not stopped Mitsubishi South Africa from upgrading the Pajero Sport for a true African overland adventure.

The promise of adventure comes in the form of a special Pajero Sport Shogun 4×4 Auto, which is packed with Africa-ready off-road accessories.

Maroela Motors was onlangs bevoorreg om Mitsubishi SA se gaste te wees tydens ‘n naweek-wegbreek by Misty Mountain-oord aan die suidoostelike kant van die Long Tom-pas 31 kilometer van Lydenburg af.

Ons groep joernaliste se reis het begin by Mitsubishi se hoofkantoor in Pomona aan die Oos-Rand waar die opgekikkerde langbak Pajero se eienskappe uitgewys is.

Die nuwe Pajero Sport is ’n skouperd met spiere. Die Pajero Sport se vering is stewig, en die voertuig raak veldtoestande vinnig-vinnig baas. Die Super Select-aandrywingstelsel gee jou presiese beheer oor die vastrapvermoë wat jy wil hê, op enige padtoestand: 4×2, vir teerpad, stuur al die krag na die agterwiele, en 4H gee jou vierwielaandrywing vir matige grondpadtoestande.

A minor frontal redesign sees a grille and bumper restyle along with headlamps that are now equipped with LED daytime running lights, while other cosmetic enhancements include an upgrade from 17″ to 18″ alloy wheels, and a new spare-wheel cover. The headlamps have also been given an auto-dimming function that switches from high- to lowbeam by itself.

Mitsubishi South Africa has added several style enhancements to its Pajero range which, its claims, are the results of customers’ feedback. Mitsubishi Motors South Africa chief operating officer, Wynand Pretorius, said: “We know we have a winning formula with Pajero. It remains the epitome of off-road ability meeting urban comfort and practicality.

The iconic Pajero, which to this day still holds a record twelve wins (seven of them consecutive) at the infamous Dakar Rally, continues as a pukka 4×4 SUV with no compromise on off-road ability, passenger comfort and safety – famous for proven reliability, durability, longevity, performance and being the perfect partner for any adventure.

Mitsubishi first introduced the Outlander PHEV at the Paris Motor Show two years ago, and the company has once again chosen the same venue to unveil another PHEV vehicle: the Outlander PHEV Concept–S.

The concept is described as a “special package” that has a refined interior and exterior design that magnifies the Outlander PHEV’s unique driving experience.